I haven't really done a Baking Buys post in a while, I've been trying not to add too much to my overflowing baking room at the moment, but as soon as I heard about the new silicone moulds at Sew White, I couldn't resist. I've had a few products from them already so knew I was on to a winner with my recent order.
They're silicone moulds are great and really reasonably priced too as you know I love my eBay so it's rare I actually use proper shops but in all honestly Sew White is one of my favourites, everything is so pretty! I use my button moulds all of the time and the 3D ones are super cute and regularly make an appearance in my kitchen :)
So now to the shopping, I got three lovely items - all silicone, a robots mould (£6), chocolate pots mould (£6) and a spoons mould (£3.99)
The robots were definitely the item I was most excited about, I'm such a consumer I love the fact the mould is green! I knew these would go down a treat with various boy family member and also some work friends so I couldn't resist trying them out with the recipe in this post.
The chocolate pots mould will be really useful for dinner parties, especially around Christmas when I'm trying to show off at dessert time filling them with ice cream or even mousse, nom!
And as for the spoons mould, there are so many ideas, Sew White herself has a brilliant idea about baking gingerbread in them which would be brilliant in coffee or hot chocolate. All of the silicone bakeware can be baked in which I just think is brilliant, robot biscuits next perhaps?
So of course I just HAD to try one of these out, I couldn't wait until I actually had a reason I just wanted to use them! :D So I decided to go for the robots, I will probably use these the most for chocolates, but there's no real recipe or fun to that for this post so thought I would try something different. I found a lovely Nigella recipe for chocolate and pistachio fudge, however I don't think these actually turned out like fudge...more like solid ganache...but still yummy! They looked brilliant as robots, am now thinking most treats should have an interesting shape, shortbread spoons maybe?
Anyway Sew White is offering 10% off at the moment with the Great British Bake Off inspiring us, use the code 'gbbo' at the checkout to snap something up, valid until the end of the series!
Chocolate and Pistachio Robots
- 350g/12oz dark chocolate, at least 70 per cent cocoa solids, chopped
- 1 x 397g/14oz can condensed milk
- 30g/1oz butter
- pinch salt
- 150g/5¼oz unsalted pistachios, shells removed, or spend an hour shelling them like me!
Place the chopped chocolate, condensed milk, butter
and salt into a heavy-based pan over a low heat and stir until melted
and well combined.
Place the nuts into a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin, until broken up into some large and some small pieces.
Add the nuts to the melted chocolate mixture and stir well.
Pour the mixture into a the moulds or cake tin and smooth over.
Let the fudge cool, then refrigerate until set.
Push out the robots and cut fudge in the tin into small pieces approximately 3cm x 2cm/1¼in x ¾in.
Once cut, the fudge can be kept in the freezer - there's no need to thaw, just eat straight away.
Recipe adapted from BBC Food.